Upcoming 2020 Announcements – Guesses / Predictions / Discussion!

2020 announcements are coming in less than 24 hours. The stream starts tomorrow (March 17) at 9 AM PT (17:00 CET). Of course, if you can’t watch it live, we’ll cover everything here on Hearthstone Top Decks.

We’ve heard a lot of theories when it comes to announcements. The “storm is coming” teaser has also created a lot of discussion. One of the most popular fan theories right now is Throne of Thunder with Thunder King. It would fit thematically. It’s also interesting, because Thunder King is a Mogu, and Mogu were a race of creatures made of stone. What do we see in the teaser? Some of the alternate Heroes turned into stone! It’s a really interesting theory and while I initially thought about Nagrand and Throne of Elements, this one also makes a lot of sense.

But what are your predictions when it comes to all of that? What do you think will be announced tomorrow? We’ve created this thread so you can discuss all of that – share your thoughts, theories and even simple guesses. About the upcoming expansion, Hall of Fame rotation, Standard year announcements and anything else that might be revealed. Leave them in the comments and soon we’ll find out who was correct!

Also, feel free to share your theories at our Discord server and social media (Twitter, Facebook)!


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  1. Raymoney
    March 17, 2020 at 2:20 am

    So where is the summary or link to the leaks?

    If Velen is HoFfed I need to buy him/it…

  2. JoyDivision
    March 17, 2020 at 12:47 am

    Besides any leaks, I’m gonna state the obvious.

    Like a Phoenix from the Ashes, HS will rise to become a ‘new game’.

    Still sticking with my guess that they’ll overhaul the concept of Basic and Classic Set, routing for a MtG direction with some sort of Core Set (mix of ‘reprints’ and new cards).

    • JoyDivision
      March 17, 2020 at 12:53 am

      Edit: Just looked after that leak. I have to admit, looks pretty refined (especially the DH cards, even if the Basic ones seem kinda strong). So… I ‘fear’ those leaks are true. :/

  3. H0lysatan
    March 16, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    Probably getting new class. If so, then
    We’re getting 145 new cards every expansion (instead of 135). Or, Blizzard reducing cards from neutral.

    More cards means more packs, and that is more costly for F2P Players.
    I really think they’re going to do something about it.

    New Class means, revamp Genn and Baku interactions, and some of the old cards. I expecting a whole new bugs. And lastly, the UI getting revamped to give way to 10th class. that means, we’re getting more class in the future (probably).

  4. Solaris29
    March 16, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    why there is no article about leak on this site

    • Joeydungee
      March 16, 2020 at 5:25 pm

      I don’t think they usually post about leaks.

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      March 16, 2020 at 7:17 pm

      I don’t post leaks unless they’re from “official source” – e.g. if Blizzard posts something too early (I feel like it’s a fair game then).

      Even though leaks from other sources are often correct, I can’t really 100% confirm them so I decided to wait until official announcements.

  5. SilverWolf
    March 16, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    If the leak is true, that would explain why Maiev is absent from the teaser.

    And the year of the phoenix mage bundle screams Kael’thas, hoping everything is true.

    I already have Illidan, I hope he get a buff too.

  6. Daha
    March 16, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    Nice… new class…

    You know why I like new class? New refreshing GUI.

    Outside of that, I’m also hyped about Demon Hunter, even tho I’m not such a big fan of the class fantasy and the character Illidan (1 of the biggest marry sue)

  7. BlueyesOwl
    March 16, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    Shadowverse did it over a year ago ( new class), why not HS?
    So, I believe there is some truth on thise leaks.
    I, also, hope for a new basic set according to their intentions for correcting heores Identity.
    In addition, I wouldn’t mind if they think to change a bit the rotation. For e.g. every 3 months the older expansion leaves when a new is coming out.
    Other changes I was thinking is to rework the rewards on 5 and legend rank.
    At least on Legend rank cause for most people that have hit that rank in the past just one time is irrelevant to climb, especially cause it has almost the same rewards with 5 rank.
    And last but not least, it would be great to move away classic set on wild… Is super irrelevant and supports nothing in standard.

  8. HakanBeal
    March 16, 2020 at 10:48 am

    according to the polygon leak thing, there will be a new class! I think this is not good.

    • Nickus89
      March 16, 2020 at 11:21 am

      The amount of information provided by Polygon is somehow suspicious. If it is true, there are quite some interesting mechanics and changes coming our way. And who wouldn’t want Ilidan as a class representative 🙂

    • Smasher101
      March 16, 2020 at 11:30 am

      Polygon leak looks super fake. The chances of a new hero is slim, but it having a 1 mana hero power when all the other’s hero powers cost 2 seems unlikely. Also those priest buffs look super suspicious.

      • HakanBeal
        March 16, 2020 at 11:45 am

        priest changes are okay but do not they want to rotate out inner fire and the others to create some stuff with more health independently?
        I think we must wait and see for a new class btw.

        • HuntingFor90
          March 16, 2020 at 5:38 pm

          I think that the leak HoF announcement with Velen could just be one of multiple HoF cards that are about to announce. They could announce Divine Spirit and Inner Fire are going to HoF at a later time, along with more HoF cards. Even if the leak is true it might not be everything

  9. RoNiN2X
    March 16, 2020 at 10:33 am

    I hope to see some cards!